A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300106534
Release Date: 2005-03-08
Genre: Drama

Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.

Teaching A Midsummer Night s Dream Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth

Author: Peggy O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743288507
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Drama

Discusses effective methods for teaching "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Romeo and Juliet," and "Macbeth," providing techniques and strategies for teaching Shakespeare through performance.

Teaching Hamlet and Henry IV Part 1

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743288491
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Drama

Discusses effective methods for teaching Hamlet and Henry IV, providing techniques and strategies for teaching Shakespeare through performance.

Shakespeare Set Free

Author: Peggy O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671760489
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Education

***MARION--PLEASE DELETE THIS COPY***The Director of the Teaching Shakepeare Institute presents an invaluable guide for those teaching two of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Providing real help to teachers at all levels--from elementary school through college--this guide presents crucial information on scholarship, performance, and curriculum.


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451669411
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Drama

Offers explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as an introduction to Shakespeare's language, life, and theater.

Fools and Mortals

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062250919
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream—as related by William Shakespeare’s estranged younger brother. Lord, what fools these mortals be . . . In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. As William’s star rises, Richard’s onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty. So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing him onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London. Entangled in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the part of a lifetime . . . . Showcasing the superb storytelling skill that has won Bernard Cornwell international renown, Fools and Mortals is a richly portrayed tour de force that brings to life a vivid world of intricate stagecraft, fierce competition, and consuming ambition.

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

Author: Adam Bertocci
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451605838
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Humor

What if…William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski? The Dude has met the Bard—and he doth abide. Join “The Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild tale of mistaken identity, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug that, in faith, really tied the room together—in a sidesplitting Shakespearean comedy of errors and ninepins, told in five glorious acts of iambic pentameter and impeccable period prose. Already a theatrical hit and a worldwide viral phenomenon, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski comes alive anew in this definitive and lavishly illustrated edition, featuring recently discovered historical engravings, scholarly annotations, and a revelatory afterword from the author.

Three Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671722616
Release Date: 2003-02-01
Genre: Drama

Presents the texts of three classic tragedies, along with explanatory notes and commentary.


Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN: 1458956830
Release Date: 2009-08
Genre: Fiction

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192836099
Release Date: 1999-01-21
Genre: History

A comedy of Petruchio's determination to subdue the irascible Katherine and to make her his wife

Photographing Shakespeare

Author: Robert Dawson
Publisher: Lucia Marquand
ISBN: 0999652214
Release Date: 2018-05-18
Genre: Photography

- The Folger is a singular library devoted to the greatest writer in the English language - Offers close-up and behind-the-scenes views of everyday life at the Library - Folger's editions of Shakespeare's plays are perennial best-sellers, popular with students and general readers alike Founded in 1932, the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. is the world's largest Shakespeare collection. It hosts millions of visitors - in person and online - each year. For two years, award-winning photographer Robert Dawson and independent curator Ellen Manchester went behind the scenes to document its diverse, lively, and sometimes surprising culture. Provided with full access, Dawson and Manchester offer a vivid look at life and work at the Folger, from its arts, outreach, teaching, and research programs to the delicate craft of book conservation. Dawson's images also depict topics that might seem too difficult to capture - the birth of ideas, the scope of digital research, and the staff and visitors' connection with Shakespeare and his works from Macbeth to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Along with photographs, the book also includes writer Jennifer Howard's exploration of the Folger's human side; a meditation on life, death, and the library by Stanford art historian Alexander Nemerov; and an essay by poet and playwright Afaa Michael Weaver on the many ways in which Shakespeare's works live on.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408142776
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Drama

The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden editions guide you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies.

Twelfth Night

Author: Paul Edmondson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137205629
Release Date: 2005-08-12
Genre: Performing Arts

This book opens up Twelfth Night as a play to see and hear, provides useful contextual and source material, and considers the critical and theatrical reception over four centuries. A detailed performance commentary brings to life the many moods of Shakespeare's subtle but robust humour. Students are encouraged to imagine the theatrical challenges of Shakespeare's Illyria afresh for themselves, as well as the thought, creative responses and wonder it has provoked.